Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Blogs | The North Pole
Cracking Myself Open
A few days ago, I had a conversation with an instructor from New York Pole Dancing. Her name is Brynlyn Loomis. (Find out more about her here) When I complimented her on her awesome splits I followed it up by saying, “I am not able to do a split yet.”
“Do you stretch regularly?” she asked.
“Yes and I’ve been following Alethea Austin’s videos too. They are really helpful. One day I’ll get there,” I said.
She smiled reassuringly, “You will. Right now your body just hasn’t opened up yet.”
I don’t recall the rest of the conversation but those words stuck out to me most. My body just hasn’t opened up yet. Its makes total sense to me because I believe I am capable of splits and god knows what else.
During warm up on Sunday with Ilov as I breathed into my spin circles, I wondered what it would be like for me to open up completely. What would it like for my body to be wide open? What about my soul, my spirit, my heart and my mind? What does that look like? Absolute total release? Sweet surrender? Vulnerable beauty? A zenful emptiness? What happens when we are wide open?
I can only conjure. I imagine freedom happens when you’re wide open. I want to be open. Every energetic ounce of me wants to be open.
Are you wide open? What does it feel like?